Houston’s Hawaiian Ribeye

"Houston's signature dish"
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  • Add soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar, pineapple juice and apple cider vinegar to a small pot. Bring to a boil then simmer over low heat for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour the marinade into a large shallow dish (to marinate steaks later). Set aside until it’s cooled, or to speed up the process, cover and place it in the fridge until it’s cool.
  • Add steak into the dish with marinade. Cover and place in fridge for 1 hour. Flip sides and cover for another 1 hour in the fridge. I prefer to marinate over night.
  • 20 minutes before starting the grill, take dish with steaks out (still covered) to cool to room temperature. Heat grill.
  • Heat grill to high and grill steaks for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to grill for 4 minutes (for medium-rare to medium). Use an internal thermometer (135F for medium-rare and 140F for medium). Transfer steaks to a platter and tent with foil to let rest for 5 minutes. Grill some pineapple slices along with the steaks for garnish.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can this be done in a cast iron or carbon steel pan on the stove top?


  1. I enjoyed this marinade. I did a little googling and most Houston copycat recipes say to marinate for no less than 2 days, but I was using this with thin cut ribeyes in the fridge that didn't have two more days left on them, so we just did it for a few hours. It was good! Also cooked the ribeye on the foreman and sprinkled some pineapple slices with sugar and grilled those on there, to top off the steaks. It was a nice compliment. Served with coconut rice and a sugar snap pea medley!
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  2. I've used this recipe several times and it never disappoints. The longer steaks marinate, the better.
  3. Love Houston's Hawaii steak Ribeye in Buckhead , Atlanta.
  4. Very good recipe! I followed step by step but added more pineapple....also i used ground ginger...
  5. Tried it straight up...was very good...tweeked it a little bit.6 oz more pineapple juice, 1/2 cup not 1/3 cup appl cidr vingr and 3/4 cup brown sugar....perfection. Beef, chicken or fish taste's great...not so good on pork. p.s. with a good ribeye ya gotta let it marinate at least 24 hours.



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